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Akan highlife in Ghana

Owusu Brempong

Akan highlife in Ghana

songs of cultural transition

by Owusu Brempong

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Published by University Microfilms in Ann Arbor (Mich.) .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D) - Indiana University, 1986.

StatementOwusu Brempong. Vol.2.
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Open LibraryOL21203988M

  50+ videos Play all Mix - Powerful Winneba Youth Choir, Ghana YouTube HighLife Medley - Harmonious Chorale Ghana - Duration: HARMONIOUS CHORALE - . Living the Hiplife is a well-balanced ethno-graphic account of the current popular music scene in Ghana. This work is part of a series of publications that provide an updated perspective on Ghanaian highlife music since the seminal work of John Collins in the s (Highlife Time [Accra, Ghana: Anansesem Publications, ]).Nathan Plageman’s recent book, Highlife Saturday Night, for example.

The Concept of Witchcraft in Highlife Songs The Akan Matrilineal Extended Family The Elders The Chiefs Akan Witchcraft Belief in Highlife Witches as Impediment to Child Bearing Witches as Destroyers of Man’s Destiny Notes Chapter Eight Conclusion Notes Bibliography The role of the Abosom in the traditional Akan religion, therefore, is great. In Ghana, there are a multiplicity of Abosom, some rated very high, well known, well organized, very popular, effective and flourishing. Following is a brief list of some of the popular ones.

  The author takes the discrepancy between premortem and postmortem care as a starting point for his exploration of the meaning of funerals in a rural Akan community of Southern Ghana. The essay is based on conversations with elderly and younger people and on personal observations and attendance at funerals during anthropological fieldwork. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an .


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Akan highlife in Ghana by Owusu Brempong Download PDF EPUB FB2

Highlife is a music genre that originated in present-day Ghana early in the 20th century, during its history as a colony of the British Empire. It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments.

Highlife is Akan highlife in Ghana book by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band. Recently it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven al origins: s (decade), Gold Coast, British. The Akan of Ghana: Aspects of Past and Present Practices takes the reader through the ancestry of present-day Akan people - from the influence of ancient Egypt, through the ancient Empires of Western Sudan and into the forest belt of present-day Ghana.

Comparative analysis of cultural practices (such as kingship and the royal setup, death /5(8). Highlife – a form of West African music infusing Ghana’s traditional Akan dance rhythms and melodies with European instruments and harmonies – grew in popularity throughout the 20 th century and hit its peak in the s and s.

Although women played significant roles in the evolution and survival of the genre, few of their Author: Nana Abena Amoah-Ramey.

Coastal Fanti Osibisaaba highlife percolated into rural Ghana during the s, where it fused with the music of the traditional Akan "seprewa" or harp-lute. This combination created a more rootsy style of highlife called "odonson", Akan "blues" or "palm-wine music".

John Collins’ Highlife Time 3 will be launched 1 July in Accra, Ghana. Published by Dakpabli and Associates, the book is an account of the evolution of the genre, which is sometimes referred to as “Ghana’s most important genre”.

The new book is the second sequel to the original Highlife Time. The second book in the series was published. Witchcraft in Ghana, a Study on the belief in destructive witches and its effect on the Akan tribes H. Debrunner Published by Presbyterian Book Depot, Kumasi (). Bernard Nana Appiah known by the stage name Akan (born c.

February ) is a Hip life, Hip Hop and highlife musician from Lapaz a suburb of Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He performs in Twi which is one of the Akan languages in : FebruaryLapaz, Ghana. The book is an attempt to explain the true origin of the AkAn race, their language and symbols in a format where many readers can learn about one of the richest treasures of the AfRiKan continent.

The purpose of this book is to lay the basic framework of understanding and analysis the subject. It is hoped that because of this research a larger study of this culture, uniquely created by the 3/5(1). The Akan (Twi-Fante) Language - Its Sound Systems and Tonal Structure Immanuel Bellon Twi lessons for beginners: Including a grammatical guide and numerous idioms and phrases.

Akan World of Gold Weights: Abstract Design Weights (L'univers Akan Des Poids a Peser L'or: Les Poids Non Figuratifs) (French Edition) G.K. Nukunya Tradition and Change in Ghana. The Akan (/ ə ˈ k æ n /) is a meta-ethnicity living in the southern regions of present-day Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast.

Akans who migrated from Ghana also make up the plurality of the ethnic population in Ivory Akan language (also known as Twi/Fante) is a group of dialects within the Central Tano branch of the Potou–Tano subfamily of the Niger–Congo family. Ayim (Jack Cudjo, ) explores the history and culture of the West African Akan people in this nonfiction Akan people live in Ivory Coast, but most are based in southern Ghana.

There, they constitute a majority of the population, and their primary tongue, Twi, is its most commonly spoken indigenous : Kofi Ayim. Finally, Van der Geest and Asante- Darko () have observed that highlife is a blend of traditional Akan rhythms and melodies with European musical elements.

According to Bame (), highlife. KIRKUS REVIEW Ayim (Jack Cudjo, ) explores the history and culture of the West African Akan people in this nonfiction Akan people live in Ivory Coast, but most are based in southern Ghana.

There, they constitute a majority of the population, and their primary tongue, Twi, is its most commonly spoken indigenous language.

Books shelved as ghana: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi, Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by A. Pictures of Ghana with music by Tumi Ebow Ansa. The song is entitled "Owura" from the album "True Identity." Tumi Ebow Ansa is a standard bearer of West African highlife music and an.

Highlife – a form of West African music infusing Ghana’s traditional Akan dance rhythms and melodies with European instruments and harmonies – grew in popularity throughout the 20th century. Akan highlife in Ghana: songs of cultural transition. Request This. Author Brempong, Owusu, Title Akan highlife in Ghana: songs of cultural transition / Owusu Brempong.

Format Book Published Description 2 v. (xvi, leaves): ill., maps, music. Buy Revelation: The Movement of the Akan People from Kanaan to Ghana by Akanba, Akanba (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3).

Published by Dakpabli and Associates, the book is an account of the evolution of the genre, which is sometimes referred to as “Ghana’s most important genre”. The new book is the second sequel to the original Highlife Time.

The second book in the series was published in. Highlife – a form of West African music infusing Ghana's traditional Akan dance rhythms and melodies with European instruments and harmonies – grew in popularity throughout the 20th century and hit its peak in the s and s.Akan, ethnolinguistic grouping of peoples of the Guinea Coast who speak Akan languages (of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family).

They include the speakers of the Akyem, Anyi, Asante (Ashanti), Attié, Baule, Brong, Chakosi, Fante (Fanti), and Guang languages; some scholars also consider Twi a.

The best books on Ghana: The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah, Ama Ata Aidoo’s Changes: A Love Story, and My First Coup d’Etat by John Dramani : Pushpinder Khaneka.